Orioles recall top pitching prospect Harvey to aid bullpen

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Hunter Harvey throws in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla. The Orioles have recalled 2013 first-round pick Harvey from Double-A Bowie to bolster their weary bullpen. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have recalled 2013 first-round pick Hunter Harvey from Double-A Bowie to bolster their weary bullpen.

Harvey, the son of former big league pitcher Bryan Harvey, has never pitched above Class A. The 23-year-old right-hander missed the 2015 season with an arm injury and had Tommy John surgery in July 2016.

Harvey pitched a 18 2/3 innings last season for three low-level minor league teams.

Baltimore’s top pitching prospect arrived Monday after the Orioles played extra-inning games against the Yankees on Friday and Sunday. He replaces lefty Tanner Scott, who pitched Sunday and was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Manager Buck Showalter said Harvey ”provides the only right-handed length that we have at this point.”

Harvey was scheduled to start Monday for Bowie. Since being drafted 22nd overall in 2013, Harvey is 7-8 with a 2.56 ERA in 38 games, all starts.

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